07 Feb '12, 4am

Singapore's crime rate plunged by 7% in 2011 to the lowest it has been for 20 years

Singapore's crime rate plunged by 7 per cent in 2011 to the lowest it has been for twenty years. -- ST PHOTO: WANG HUI FEN By Elizabeth Soh Singapore's crime rate plunged by 7 per cent in 2011 to the lowest it has been for twenty years. 'Confrontational crimes' such as murder, robbery, violent property crimes and housebreaking crimes in particular fell to 20-year lows. Other main classes of crime, such as rioting and snatch theft, also fell to the lowest number of arrests in a decade. Commercial crimes, however, saw an overall increase of 2 per cent that stemmed mainly from cheating cases as well as Internet scams.

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